Japanese Gods and Mythology: The Shinto Religion

Japanese Gods and Mythology: The Shinto Religion 1

Japanese mythology is as confusing and inconsistent as it is ancient and vivid. Historically, Shintoism was the primary religion practiced in Japan, but there’s more to the stories than that. Many Japanese gods have their roots in Buddhist, Korean, and Chinese traditions and stories, creating an intricate web of deities and myths in the Japanese …

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The Compromise of 1850: America’s Final Attempt to Pretend Slavery is OK

The Compromise of 1850: America's Final Attempt to Pretend Slavery is OK 2

Imagine that your house is on fire.  You see it, but instead of calling the fire department, you turn your back and pretend that it’s not happening. And then you look again, grimace, and sign a compromise with the house saying you’ll get to dealing with it in a little bit.  Hopefully, the house can …

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